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. >> on wednesday night, mitt romney is going to be standing on the same stage as the president of the united states and i'm telling you, david, come thursday morning, the entire narrative of this race is going to change. >> we'll see if he's right. but what chris christie says is right as predicted if you're mitt romney. donors are nervous, and perhaps in christie's mind his assertion was an atelt to boost the morral of romney's supporters. the bottom line, if christie's aspirations do not come true, romney has bigger problems. people who pay no federal tacks and get government help, were, quote, inarticulate. >> we've had some missteps but at the end of the day, the choice is really clear and we're giving people a really clear choice. >> but when ryan was asked by fox's chris wallace whether the media is, quote, carrying water for barack obama, ryan took the bait and ryan wasn't the only one who thinks the media is preparing to game him a raw deal. >> i think it kind of goes without saying there is definitely a media bias. >> i think most media are left of center and therefore they want a left of
% middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. it's a message he previewed yesterday on the trail. >> i commit to you i will be a leader. when i'm president, i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> but according to excerpts of the speech, almost every policy romney will call for, a two-state solution, free trade, going after terrorists in libya, has been pursued by the obama administration. they're out with an aggressive prebuttle. >> reckless. amateurish. that's what republicans called mitt romney's gaffe filled tour of england, israel and poland, when our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya, showed a lack of presidential character. if this is how he handles the world now, just think what mitt romney might do as president. >> in a statement, liz smith says quote it's clear on every measure, mitt romney fails the commander in chief test. well, just about two hours from now, romney will deliver that speech at virginia military institute. peter alexander is traveling
to be president of the united states, then next week, iowa and ohio will be coin flip races. we're seeing a more confidence mitt romney on the trail. >> we had a little debate earlier this week and i enjoyed myself. you had the chance to hear his answers or non answers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> but while the romney campaign body language has changed, both are anxiously awaiting the first good post debate polls. those will give us our first look at the race after the debate and the friday unemployment report. plus, where will romney be when the results of those polls begin to come in. will he be in coin flip races in places like ohio, iowa and wisconsin? where will the president's number be? still sitting at 49 or 50 or have fallen down to 47, 48? national tracks are one thing. battleground states are another. tuesday, romney stumps virginia, then ohio with chris christie in cuyahoga falls. in three straight rallies in florida, he recounted his memories of a 14-year-old boy, david, that he befriended with leukemia. >> i sat down next to him and he said what happen
expected that the president of the united states would be able to describe what he's going to do in the next four years. >> with me now, maryland democratic congressman chris van hollen to joins us on behalf of the obama campaign. congressman, good morning. respond to that critique. because it was also what jumped out at me, it was one question in particular. president's asked by a former 2008 supporter, older gentleman. he sits there and he says, you know what? i'm not as optimistic. and the president talked a lot about things he did in the first term, did not seem to say, okay, what is the second term going to look like. it is more of -- what? >> well, what the president pointed out was that he had inherited the mess that we have may substantial progress since then. president pointed out we'd had 31 consecutive months of positive private sector job growth and he says we need to build on that. the president has submitted to the republican house of lepts two very important pieces of legislation a year ago. one was the jobs initiative which calls for a significant new investment i
chances do democrats have of retaining control of the united states? >> when you look at the battleground states that you listinged. after of those states are republican held seats. >> can you gain control if president obama wins re-election? >> sure, chuck and here's why, we're win right now in connecticut, we're winning in wisconsin. we got a little separation last week or so. governor romney's strong performance, really the resurgence for the party so we feel like we have a great path to the majority with or without governor romney winning. >> let me start with a virginia. can george allen win without mitt romney carrying the state? >> obviously it would be easier if romney won the state. the problem that tim kaine has is that this is a guy supporting sequestration, which is devastating the state of virginia. supports the president's tax plan which is devastating to him in northern virginia. >> shelly berkeley in nevada, is there any chance that she wins a senate seat? >> three months ago democratings only had a 30,000 voter registrati registration increasing the number of democrats. >
by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> biden clarified his remarks saying, quote, the middle class was buried by policies that romney and ryan supported. the romney campaign tries to make the stick calling a conference call and then holding a press conference in denver this morning. no doubt we'll hear more about the comments tonight from romney as he tries to draw attention away from his own 47% remark. there is a quick look at tonight's format. there are no opening statements. the president will answer the opening questions. the debate will be divided into six 15-minute segments. the president and romney will each get two minutes to answer an initial question in each topic area but then timing will be left to the moderator's discretion. since obama won a coin toss he won the choice and romney got the choice of if he wants the first or second closing statement. he will be the last person you hear from at tonight's debate. it's going to be a good one. it is fitting that the debate is in colorado. both candidates have spent a lot of time in this state. recent polin
, apparently some of it to "the washington post" but not me, a united states senator. anyone at the cia telling anyone five days later this was a riot by a mob that never -- there is a video. release the video of the consulate. there is nobody around the consula consulate. so if they're going to continue to say this, you need to fire the people at the cia. >> it's my understanding, and i know -- the intelligence community -- what you guys were getting briefed on. >> exactly. >> you guys were getting briefed the same thing susan rice was getting briefed in the first five days, my understanding. the cia -- >> we left the briefing after she -- we were briefed after the classified briefing -- after she testified. what i was being told early on, this was a militia. you don't have a riot with heavy weapons that goes on for seven hours in a pre-planned fashion. there was no video inspiring the june attack. benghazi was in the hands of al qaeda between april and september in larger measure. the reports coming out of benghazi was that the security footprints deteriorating the british left, the red cross
in an open and honest way and i'd like to be the next president of the united states to support and help this great nation and to make sure we all together maintain america as the hope of the earth. >>. >>> meanwhile the president's campaign is up with a closer ad of sorts, what could be seen as a response. to all those who have been arguing he hasn't played out a second term vision. >>. >> we're not there yet but we've made real progress. the last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years. making he would indication and training a national priority. building on manufacturing boom, boosting american made energy, reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where we can and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. it's your honor to be your president and i'm asking for your vote. so, together we can keep moving america forward. >> today the president kick off a three-day cross-country blitz which will take him to the important battleground states, throwing in chicago for early vote, throwing in los angeles in order to do jay leno. romney, meanwhile, is he
not think it is anti-have anti-virginian to support the president of the united states. george has made very plain he will not consider a president obama a partner. i will always work with the president of the united states to be a partner. >> that has been one of the least confrontational of the senate races, by the way. republican tommy thompson came loaded for bear in his debate with tammy baldwin. when the topic turned to iran, thompson saw his chance to attack baldwin for receiving donations from a company that opposes sanctions. the problem for tomorrhompson, didn't go quite as planned. take a listen. >> i have no idea what you're talking about but it's ridiculous. >> back to the issue at hand -- >> are you saying you didn't receive money from the council for a living earth? >> council for a living earth? i'm not familiar with the council for a living earth. >> they've been supporting you for ten years. >> i've never heard -- >> it was on the front page of "the milwaukee journal" this morning. >> i'll have to look at that. i've never heard of a council for the living earth. >> what tom
president of the united states, you have to let both people speak. >> romney's worst moment was this one. it was a year ago with rick perry. >> rick, again, i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. you get 30 seconds. this is the way the rules work here is i get 60 seconds and you get 30 seconds to respond. >> obama has done his best to test him on this. both men have been tripped up by looking patronizing to women. aggressive attacks made her less likely to romney and helped turn the race in his favor. the last week of their fight centered on whether romney had taken a sexist tone when accused of accepting an anti-abortion group's endorsement. >> i did not in any way acknowledge their endorsement. >> you accepted it. >> in what way did i accept it? >> ask your campaign spokesman. >> i don't have one here tonight. i'm here now. i do not take the position of a pro-life candidate. i'm in favor of preserving and protecting a woman's right to choose and your effort to try and create fear and deception here is unbecoming. >> o'brien said romney would not have used that word to describe a man
it to see can these guys become president of the united states? >> this stuff is always anecdotal. it's like sports. people have an opinion out of these debates. i think about it more as this month. these few weeks, the debate phase of the campaign. up until now, the entire campaign is about tv ads, surrogates arguing on televis n television, media pundits providing the analysis. and what was striking about last week's debate between governor romney and president obama, first time 90 minutes unfiltered, these two men going face to face, challenging one another. that's what this is about. it's just about suddenly we get to see the two leaders, in this case, the two vps. >> sort of philosophical. just part two of this philosophical debate. >> correct. it's the only moment in the campaign. last week 70 million viewers. this week, who knows how many we'll have. it's the first time in the debate we have tens of millions of people sending out their agendas and holding one another to account. >> martha raddatz has already promised it, says it's going to alternate back and forth. this is the most i
, writing, our country faces a momentous choice. the fact is the united states is on an unsustainable course. at stake is nothing less than our position in the world. our standard of living at home and our constitutional freedoms. that is why i'm endorsing mitt romney for president. look, don't ignore this endorsement. ross perot is associated with one issue, the deficit. three states is where this -- where the deficit issue animates the most, virginia, colorado, iowa. iowa has the oldest population, therefore, the longest memory of per row. you sort of can connect the dots there. only a few other endorsements that carry credibility like per rose, colin powell, michael bloomberg, joe lieberman, those types of folks. one to watch. don't ignore it. finally through a debate that will tackle foreign and domestic issues you can the security lapses is sure to come up and libia. traveling in peru, secretary of state hillary clinton did a series of issues and claimed full responsibility for bengh i benghazi. >> i am in charge of the state department, 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 post.
, as you heard from the president, he's the one who asks, as the president of the united states, asks these diplomats to go into harm's way, to be engaged at a time when we need to be engaged in a dangerous part of the world. nobody feels more responsibility for their safety than he does. >> is he outraged that his ambassador to the united nations went out there with false information? >> let's be clear, susan rice -- >> is he now -- >> i think what is important is that the best information that we had at the time in which we had it. nobody went out there and did anything to mislead this country. >> so are we -- >> and as the president said, republican attempts to politicize this issue have been and continue to be offensive. look, i think it was the strongest answer of the night and it's clear what secretary clinton has outlined with the ambassador is to know what happened -- let me answer this question. because this is important. what happened in benghazi, what happened leading up to benghazi. this is a strong answer for the president and it demonstrated one more time mitt romney's r
of the united states, i applaud co colin for standing with him. >> race-based endorsement and sununu issued this "colin powell is a friend and i respect the endorsement decision he made and i do not doubt that it was based on anything but his support of the president's policies." he didn't deal with that and seemed to claim that wasn't the question. imagine if the other side had alleged if ross perot made his endorsement of mitt romney solely because mitt romney was white. anyway, the president has his own set of problems to deal with. brian williams asked the president whether he was happy with the intelligence he received as the benghazi attack was unfolding and with what he was able to learn in its aftermath. here's how the president responded. >> we'll do a full investigation. obviously when four americans are killed, you know, you have to do some soul searching in terms of making sure that all our systems are where they need to be. >> and then there was this little kerfuffle, in an interview in "rolling stone" he joked he does well in the 6 to 12-year-old demographic set and he added,
in operation in the united states and will con sstitute th backbone of the grand. it is inaccurate to suggest anything different. a gm spokesman told the detroit news, quote, we've clearly enter ed some parallel universe during the last few days, no amount of campaign politics at its cynical worst will diminish the record of creating jobs in the united states. remember, this new romney jeep ad claims that all factual statements in it, the implication is different, but the statements themselves say jeep is being built in china, which the ad says for the implication, of course, is this idea that they're moving some operations out of ohio to china and that's what both gm and chrysler are fighting back on is that perception. ohio papers pummeling romney for the ad. they called it a ploy in an editorial yesterday and said romney is flailing in ohio. and don't forget that detroit, where the free press is heavily criticized romney is next door to northwest ohio. romney is campaigning in florida today. virginia tomorrow. and those are two states that he has to win and two states that two weeks ago se
important debate of the campaign. >> et it together. >> get it together. you're the president of the united states. you have all the resources to draw on. he's been in nevada preparing for it. and then he showed up, or didn't show up, depending on your point of view, and was inadequate. it seemed if he had shown up for a morning briefing at the white house in july of this year on a thursday, he would have been more engaged than he was last night. >> you were with the jefferson county voters. how do you think they reacted to the debate? >> well, my guess is they got a lot of detail, which is what they are looking for from romney. and the two business owners. one was in commercial real estate. therm leaning in that direction. i wouldn't be surprised if they moved that way. with the support that exists for both candidates is still kind of soft. >> softer than people realize. tom brokaw, we'll see you. maybe danville. with round one done, the political panel joins me here in denver for a look at where the race goes. soup of the day. today we need chicken noodle. . check out the facebook page fo
quotes, that the united states has been above 8%. >> if you look back 60 years and you look at all the months we had of unemployment over 8%. under this president there's been 43 months, under one president alone. >> you see governor mcdonnell back there, his hair still looks good even if it's soaking wet. romney showed that softer sides on that temperaturing speech talking about a dying 14-year-old boy he befriended from the san francisco show "saturday night lights jrktsz. >> david didn't make it, but he did not lose, david's one of my heroes rp heroes, he's one of the confidence builders i have in america's future. >> romney's retooled speech is evidence of a growing role of ann romney and the couple's oldest son tag in the campaign that they're the ones pushing candidate romney to humanize himself, play all the charitable size. yesterday romney also passed out mcdonald's to reporters and had an impromptu rope line where he shook the hands of fourth and fifth graders. the next potential turning point in the campaign will come thursday when vice president biden and paul ryan fate
everybody to waste their vote on me and i'm the next president of the united states. >> fair enough, governor johnson. thanks for coming in this morning. >>> the vp debate is in the books. i am a panel here toll look at the chapter in the next race. first, soup of the day, the president is there. do you think he likes coconut crab? i guess. he's hawaiian. wouldn't be my favorite. we'll be right back. after working on the computer all day, you'd think i want to stay away from it at night. truth is, i like to stay connected with friends. but all that screen time can really dry me out. so i use visine. aah. it revives me, so i can get poked, winked, and -- ooh -- party all night long. only visine has hydroblend -- a unique blend of three moisturizers that soothe, restore, and protect to keep me comfortable for up to 10 hours. pirate party, here i co-- uh, honey? visine with hydroblend. find it in these visine products. [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced jill to crest pro-health for life. s
, are not exactly friends of the united states. they seem to have ties to al qaeda and if we're advocating a policy of arming these folks, we're arming al qaeda, which has been the concern of the administration and why they haven't jumped in on syria. mitt romney has suggested arming the freedom fighters in syria, has he not? >> right. yes. what you do is you need leadership. chuck, you lay a vision for where you want the country to go, in the direction or constitution of a democracy, protection of human rights, fighting terrorism, et cetera. you make it clear you will support elements that support that vision and oppose those that don't. you have people on the ground engaging and outreaching so you find out who wants what you want and who doesn't. and then you support those who do. i mean, this is -- it's basically -- it's leadership 101. >> but senator talent, in the fog of war, during the middle of a revolution, what do you intelligence officials do? lie detector tests to various people? i want to overturn assad. well, what do you think about al qaeda? how do you separate the weak from the chat
and wind, snow still hitting parts of the eastern united states, fema administrator craig fugate had this to say moments ago on the "today" show about recovery operations. >> because it's still raining and now with this blizzard in west virginia, our concern is primarily life safety and then we'll get to the critical infrastructure. we've got hospitals, nursing homes impacted, power outages. the list of things is enormous. first thing is, keep people alive, keep people safe, rescue those in danger. >> well, in just one day, maryland was hit with driving rains from winds and snow. residents in ocean city evacuated, dozens of roads and bridges throughout the region remain closed this morning. joining me now is anthony brown. lieutenant governor brown, thanks for coming on this morning. give me an assessment, where do things stand in the state of maryland of power outages, bridges closed, open, et cetera. what can you tell me? >> okay. i think the worst of wind and rain is behind us. and while we continue on life safety operations and the continuation of government operations. right now
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